Saturday, March 25, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Residents hit by plague of hairy caterpillars


Posted on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Bradley Grillo

 
Residents in parts of England are being forced indoors by plagues of hairy caterpillars outside their homes.

The caterpillars are becoming more common in England due to rising temperatures. Covered in barb-like hairs the brown tail moth caterpillars can strip trees bare in no time and can cause severe allergic reactions if their hairs are inhaled.

"There's something blowing on the breeze in West Street."

  View: Full article |  Source: Daily Mail

  Discuss: View comments (2)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Mele Kalikimaka on 16 May, 2010, 14:54
Every couple of years here in New England we get the gypsy moth caterpillars. Same deal - the trees turn bare, and cars are covered in brown pellets the size of poppy seeds.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 21 May, 2010, 12:20
Who you gonna call? Ghostbu... I mean exterminators! LOL!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5870250
252340
166339

 
Permian mass extinction 'could happen again'
3-25-2017
A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago.
'Mystery gardener' plants trees after dark
3-24-2017
An unknown individual in Stevenage, UK has been planting trees on a town green under cover of darkness.
New study aims to find evidence of thylacines
3-24-2017
Sightings in Queensland have sparked a new scientific study in to the existence of the Tasmanian tiger.
4,000-year-old tomb is unearthed in Egypt
3-24-2017
The unopened tomb was discovered by archaeologists during a Spanish archaeological mission in West Aswan.
Other news in this category
New 'king' polar bear clue found in Alaska
Posted 3-18-2017 | 0 comments
A skull belonging to what is thought to be an extinct species of giant polar bear has been discovered....
 
Spiders eat 800 million tons of prey a year
Posted 3-15-2017 | 15 comments
New research has revealed that spiders eat twice as much animal prey as humans do each year....
 
World's first fluorescent frog discovered
Posted 3-14-2017 | 3 comments
Scientists have found that the South American polka-dot tree frog possesses a rather unique complexion....
 
Whales have been gathering in their hundreds
Posted 3-12-2017 | 16 comments
In a peculiar change to their normal behavior, humpback whales have been seen congregating en masse....
 
Rare whales caught on film for the first time
Posted 3-7-2017 | 6 comments
Three elusive True's beaked whales have been captured on camera during an expedition to the Azores....
 
Why do pandas have black and white fur ?
Posted 3-7-2017 | 3 comments
Scientists have come up with a new theory to explain the panda's distinctive monochrome coloration....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ